News & Events

BA5 - Chamber Alliance Partners
5 April 2017

The next Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business After Five event will celebrate the Chamber’s national alliance partners.  This will provide attendees with a chance to discover the benefits and discounts available from alliance partners for their businesses and employees.  The event will also provide an opportunity to meet new business people and network.  It is being held from 5.15pm-7pm on Wednesday 5 April at Farmer Auto Village, 116 Hewletts Road, Mount Maunganui.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1106&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

LinkT Late Summer Kewpie Harbour Cruise
12 April 2017

LinkT, the group for young professionals supported by Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and Priority One, is hosting a 1980s-style harbour cruise on the iconic Kewpie.  This will be a great evening to network with your peers and enjoy the last of the autumn sun while enjoying a barbecue on the deck.  The event leaves The Dock on The Strand at 5.30pm on Wednesday 12 April, returning at 8.30pm and participants are encouraged to dress up in 1980s glasses and a funny hat.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1115&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Business Women's Network visits RAM 3D
12 April 2017

The Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network’s next Behind the Scenes event will visit Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (known as RAM) ad their new facilities at Tauriko.  Attendees will be able to get an insight into 3D printing and how this technology works, and will also have a tour of the workshop.  There will be an opportunity to touch and feel the wide range of products they 3D print and discover how design is limited only to the imagination.  This event is being held from 5.15pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 12 April at 50 Paerangi Place at the Tauriko Business Park.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1110&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

LinkT to Business @ Craigs Investment Partners
19 April 2017

Building wealth and investing is not just for those who are already wealthy.  The LinkT young professionals group, supported by Priority One and Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, is holding an event at which Katie Douglas-Clifford and Fraser Thomson from Craigs Investment Partners will cover the fundamentals of investing.  This will include why, how and where to invest, and what to do while you are building your home deposit.  This event is being held from 5.30-7.30pm on Wednesday 19 April.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1114&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Breakfast Connect at Katikati
19 April 2017

The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect meeting will be held at the relatively new Western Bay Museum in the Old Fire Station at Katikati.  The guest speaker will be Paula Gaelic, the manager of the museum, who will talk about its development and the years of work by volunteers to see their dream become a reality.  Breakfast Connect events are for businesses or people that are new to the Western Bay sub-region and area keen to make connections.  This event will run from 7-8.30am on Wednesday 19 April.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1121&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

State of the economy: hear from the Reserve Bank
20 April 2017

Save this date to hear from the government-owned Reserve Bank of New Zealand on the New Zealand economy and monetary matters.  Details are being finalised for this event, which is being held from 8am-10am on Tuesday 15 August.  Further information will be provided as it comes to hand.  To register for this event, email tracy@exportnz.org.nz.

AAPNZ Administrative Professionals Day
26 April 2017

The Association of Administrative Professionals NZ Inc is celebrating Administrative Professionals Day by hosting a breakfast event for those working in administrative roles.  Guest speakers include Dr Juliet Ansell, Innovation Leader, Health & Nutrition at Zespri, and Sean & Jane Neatherway, the founders of TheBalanceLAB.  The event is being held from 7.30-9.30am on Wednesday 26 April at the Hotel Armitage in Willow Street.  Tickets cost $25 for AAPNZ members and $30 for non-members.  If you would like to attend, email tracy.sherlock@zespri.com.

Breakfast Connect Tauranga at Bravo Cafe
2 May 2017

The next Small Business Tauranga breakfast event is being hosted by Jack and Nancy Hogg at Bravo Café.  With decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Nancy and Jack bring a wealth of knowledge and passion for food that is second to none.  Come along and enjoy a light breakfast and meet with other local business owners and managers.  This event is being held from 7.00am-8.30am on Tuesday 2 May at Bravo Café in Red Square, downtown Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1131&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

MOPED After 5
4 May 2017

MOPED (Marketing Professionals Bay of Plenty) is hosting an event with guest speaker Rebecca Smith, the driving force behind New Zealand Story - an initiative set up to help New Zealand exporters get a competitive advantage offshore by sharing a strong, consistent story about what New Zealand has to offer in international markets.  The New Zealand Story toolkit includes images, infographics, videos and presentations that all New Zealand businesses can use for free.  This event is being held at 5pm on Thursday 4 May at the BNZ Business Partners Centre, 607 Cameron Road, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.moped.org.nz/rebeccasmith/c/11/direct/1.

HRINZ - talent attraction, development and retention
5 May 2017

The next breakfast event being hosted by the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) in Tauranga will focus on talent attraction, development and retention in a growing economy.  The guest speaker at this event is Nigel Tutt, Priority One’s Chief Executive, who will talk about the opportunities and challenges presented by continued economic growth and change in our region.  This conversation is a chance to explore and discuss what these economic and operating environment changes mean for the HR function and its strategic contribution within organisations.  This event is being held from 7.30am-9am on Thursday 4 May 2017 at the Tauranga Club.  For further information and to register, visit https://www.hrinz.org.nz/tools/events/details.aspx?SECT=Bay_of_Plenty&ID=15583.

The Future of Work and our Workforce
9 May 2017

The next event in SmartGrowth’s ‘Smart Talk, Future Thinking’ series will look at employment in the Western Bay sub-region, how equipped we are to meet the growth demands of the next 30 years and what the future of the workforce will look like.  Guest speakers include Lawrence McIlrath of Market Economics, Helen Mason, chief executive of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, and Angela Thomas, director of KPMG Enterprise.  This event is being held from 3-4.30pm at Club Mount Maunganui, Kawaka Street, Tauranga and is sponsored by SmartGrowth, so there is no cost to attendees.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1122&cid=502&wid=1201.

Technology for Smarter Business Expo
10 May 2017

Bay of Plenty business people will have the opportunity to discover the latest innovative technology solutions that could transform their business and underpin its growth at the 2017 Technology for Smarter Business Expo.  This free expo provides a ‘one stop shop’ for business people to discover new technology that can reduce overheads, increase productivity, lift company profiles and help build staff knowledge.

Over 20 companies will be exhibiting, with all stands having a strong focus on products and services to maximise business potential.  This includes the latest solutions to manage information, enable better decision making, streamline business processes and work remotely.  The flexibility offered by open source software will also be covered, as well as business graphics to make brands look good and maximising business and sales opportunities through savvy websites.

To register to attend this free event, visit http://eepurl.com/cJlxoD.

Export NZ BOP Australia Market Forum
10 May 2017

ExportNZ Bay of Plenty is holding an Australia Market Forum for those that are interested in exporting to Australia.  Attendees will hear from Alison Duncan from the Australian High Commission, as well as two local exporters who will share their experiences and tips on exporting to our biggest trading partner.  This forum will run from 8am-10am on Wednesday 10 May at the Smart Business Centre, 65 Chapel Street, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://bayofplenty.exportnz.org.nz/training-and-events/bayofplenty-events/seminars/australia-market-forum.

Breakfast Connect at The Lakes
17 May 2017

The next Small Business Tauranga breakfast event is being hosted Spudz Café at The Lakes.  Owner Daniel Cancian will talk about what gets him out of bed in the morning and why he enjoys tackling new business challenges.  This event is being held from 7.00am-8.30am on Wednesday 17 May at Unit 4/1 Caslani Lane, The Lakes, Pyes Pa, Tauranga.  Bring your business cards along for plenty of great networking and a lucky card draw.  There will also be a chance for a 30 second introduction to your business.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1148&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Diversity Roadshow - the benefits of business diversity and inclusion
18 May 2017

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Diversity Works New Zealand to bring diversity and inclusion education to the Bay of Plenty.  At this event you will hear how you can create an inclusive culture in your organisation and reap rewards such as better staff recruitment and retention, and improved productivity.  This event is being held from 9.30-11am on Thursday 18 May at the Chamber of Commerce, 65 Chapel Street, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1080&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Design Disruptors - design is the currency of business today
18 May 2017

What is design disruption, how does it work and who is doing it?  Technology company, Cucumber, and Priority One are partnering to bring the internationally acclaimed documentary, ‘Design Disruptors’ to Tauranga.  The film features 15 industry-disrupting companies valued at more than $1 trillion combined, and the common link powering them: a fierce focus on customer-centric product design.  It reveals the transformative power of design and an undeniable truth: design has emerged as the very currency of business today.  This event is being held from 4pm-6.30pm on Thursday 18 May at ASB Suites, ASB Arena, Mount Maunganui.  For further information, email annie@priorityone.co.nz.

2017 Business Women's Conference - No Grit, No Pearl
19 May 2017

The 2017 Business Women's Conference will celebrate and champion being a woman in business.  Conference speakers have been invited to demonstrate that sometimes reaching your goals means getting a bit of dirt under your fingernails and dealing with the odd bit of 'grit' in your life.  The line-up includes scientist, social entrepreneur and previous New Zealander of the Year, Sir Ray Avery, Angela Burglass, CEO of Trilogy, athlete Gemma McCaw, and Billie Jordan, Hip Op-eration Crew founder, as well as many other inspiring speakers.  Hosted by Craigs Investment Partners and Cooney Lees Morgan, the conference opens at 5pm on Friday 19 May, with a full day’s programme on Saturday 20 May at the Trinity Wharf, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1091&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal

LINKT to High Performance Sports Centre
23 May 2017

Sponsored by Priority One and Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, LINKT is the networking group for young professionals across the Western Bay sub-region.  Their next event will be hosted at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance, which provides a cutting edge, world class facility for New Zealand’s best athletes.  It is being held from 5.30pm on Tuesday 23 May at 52 Miro Street, Mount Maunganui.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1149&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Better Exporting #3: Creativity in business ... and beyond
24 May 2017

The third Better Exporting event for 2017 will look at the necessity of change in a complex global economy and how this requires increased attention and action as the contemporary playing field shifts with unique market offerings.  Today’s business people must modify and adjust their business models, embrace innovative strategies and adopt new tools, technologies and techniques in order to successfully compete.  The goal of this breakfast talk is to inspire executives and managers to rethink, re-calibrate and re-energise your approach to doing business.  This event is being held from 7.30am-9.30am at KPMG, Level 2, 247 Cameron Rd, Tauranga.  For further information and to register, visit http://bayofplenty.exportnz.org.nz/training-and-events/bayofplenty-events/seminars/creativity-in-business.

Launch of 2017 Westpac Business Awards
25 May 2017

Are you the next Tauranga Business of the Year?  The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is hosting the launch of the 2017 Westpac Business Awards at Farmer Auto Village, Hewletts Road, from 5.30pm on Thursday 25 May.  The awards deliver real benefits to businesses entering, through self-assessment during the entry process, the enhanced profile they receive, the boost in staff morale and the public recognition of the organisations achievements.  If you are interested in entering the 2017 Business Awards and not sure where to start, this is the perfect opportunity to meet previous entrants and winners, learn about the process and gain all the information you need to kick start your application.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1140&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

LinkT Casino Evening
31 May 2017

Sponsored by Priority One and Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, LinkT is the networking group for young professionals across the Western Bay sub-region.  On 31 May they are holding a casino evening at Elizabeth Café and Larder in the ground floor of the ANZ building on the corner of Elizabeth St and Cameron Rd.  You will receive “LinkT dollars” on arrival to spend during the evening, and at the end of the night you can use whatever you have left over to bid in an auction.  This event is being held from 5.30pm-8pm and there will be lots of opportunities for networking.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1152&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.